Picking up a wine-glass, a little more than half full of water, and tilting it to an angle, the performer makes mysterious passes over it, and then shows it, still at an angle, carefully balanced on its edge. Others of the company are invited to try it, but every one fails. And the reason is plain, for no one has taken the precaution to place a match under the table-cloth, so that the goblet actually rests on it. Care must be taken that the goblet is dry, for should the table-cloth be wet, the match, as well as the trick, will be seen through it. And this brings to mind another trick.